NBC allowed comedians to start spreading the word, one month ahead of the premiere of season 9 of Last Comic Standing, that they’re appearing and competing among the Top 100 stand-ups selected for the “Invitationals” round of auditions — taped this spring before judges Roseanne Barr, Keenen Ivory Wayans and Norm Macdonald.
Can’t you just wait to see them experience this? REMIX!
So…Who’s in? Who’s out? Who’s still hiding out?
So far, the following comedians have revealed themselves as contestants (in alphabetical order!):
UPDATED with more names of people we saw onscreen during the Invitationals
- Nick Allen
- Sara Armour https://www.saraarmour.com/
- Tony Baker https://tonybaker.socxs.com/
- Ian Bagg https://ianbagg.com/
- Kevin Bozeman https://www.kevinbozeman.com/
- Lonnie Bruhn
- Rhea Butcher https://www.rheabutcher.com/
- Tony Camin https://twitter.com/tonycamin
- Jessi Campbell https://www.jessicampbell.com/
- Melanie Comarcho
- Ryan Conner https://www.ryanconnercomedy.com/
- Alycia Cooper https://www.alyciacooper.com/
- Dan Crohn https://dancrohn.com/
- Kendra Cunningham https://www.kendracunningham.
- Jan Davidson https://www.facebook.com/jandavidsoncomedian
- Tim Dillon https://twitter.com/timjdillon
- Dominique https://www.dominiquecomedi.com/
- Andy Erikson https://www.andyerikson.com/
- DC Ervin https://dcervin.com/
- Jackie Fabulous https://www.jackiefabulous.com/
- Chris Fairbanks
- Ricarlo Flanagan https://twitter.com/fatherflanagn
- Noah Gardenswartz https://www.noahgcomedy.com/
- Renee Gauthier https://reneecomedy.com/
- Amir Gollan https://twitter.com/agollan
- Harrison Greenbaum https://www.harrisongreenbaum.
- Kyle Grooms
- Rob Haze https://robhaze.tumblr.com/
- Andy Hendrickson https://andyhendrickson.com/
- Jon Huck https://jonhuck.me/
- Cody Hustak https://www.codyhustak.com/
- Mia Jackson https://www.miajackson.com/
- Ambrose Jones III https://www.
- Natalie Jose https://www.nataliejosecomedy.
- Amir K https://amircomedy.com/
- Sierra Katow https://www.sierrakatow.com/
- Bryan Kellen
- Mehran Khaghani https://themehran.com/
- Jason Lawhead https://jasonlawhead.com/
- Candy Lawrence https://comedylawrence.com/
- Mike Lebovitz
- Kevin Lee
- Joe List https://www.comedianjoelist.
- Brad Loekle https://www.bradloekle.com/
- Kelly MacFarland https://kellymacfarland.com/
- Steve Macone https://www.stevemacone.com/
- Cyrus McQueen https://cyrusmcqueen.com/
- Amy Miller https://amymillercomedy.com/
- Emmett Montgomery https://www.
- Sam Morril https://www.sammorril.com/SamMorril/HOME.html
- Martin Morrow https://www.martinmorrowcomedy.
- Sammy Obeid https://www.sammyko.com/
- Michael Palascak
- Ms. Pat https://www.mspatcomedy.com/
- Gene Pompa https://www.genepompacomedy.com/
- Esther Povitsky
- Priya Prasad https://twitter.com/pri4priya
- Crystian Ramirez https://twitter.com/
- Francisco Ramos https://www.franciscoeramos.
- Shelagh Ratner https://twitter.com/shelaghratner
- Mark Schumacher https://markschumacher.com/
- Julie Scroggins
- Mike Siegel
- Andi Smith https://ishouldgooutmore.com/
- Shakir Standley https://twitter.com/
- Junior Stopka https://juniorstopka.com/
- Moses Storm https://twitter.com/mosesstorm
- Amy Sumpter https://www.amysumpter.com/
- Caleb Synan https://calebsynan.tumblr.com/
- KT Tatara https://www.kttatara.com/
- Drew Thomas https://www.comediandrewthomas.
- Taylor Tomlinson https://www.ttomcomedy.com/
- Angelo Tsarouchas
- David Tveite https://www.davidtveite.com/
- LaVar Walker
- Sheng Wang https://shengwangtime.com/
- Greg Warren https://www.gregwarrencomedy.
- Jason Weems https://jasonweemscomedy.com/
- Kasuan Wilson
As you might have guessed or counted, that’s not all 100. Who are the others? Why haven’t they jumped in to tell everyone to watch them? What are they afraid of? That they’ll spill the beans on how they did? Or are they embarrassed by how they performed? Are they just lazy comedians? Do they need new representation? Don’t answer. Just reveal yourselves.
The Top 100 comedians at “Invitationals” competed for 40 semifinal slots, with the Top 10 moving forward to new head-to-head competitions. The Top 5 perform in the Finals, with the winner taking home $250,000 and a development deal.
And now, some videos to whet your appetite for the eight-episode season 9 of Last Comic, premiering July 22, 2015, on NBC.
First, a time-lapse of the stage construction:
And a word from judges Norm Macdonald and Keenan Ivory Wayans on “when they knew they were funny”: